Duration: 14 Days
Trip Grade: Strenous
Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April
Altitude Max: 5,520 m
Transportation: Private Vehicle and Public Bus
Group Size: 2-6
Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House/Tent during the trip
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip
Yala Peak is one of Nepals easier trekking peaks, lies in the Langtang region, just north of Kathmandu. This 5500m peak requires no prior mountaineering experience though average level of fitness is recommended. The trekking route through Langtang Valley is popular for scenic views of snowcapped peaks and beautiful glaciers. Gradual elevation during the trek acclimatizes the body and prepares for the peak climbing.
Among the many options to get to Yala, we drive to Syabrubesi and begin the trek. Though rhododendron forests and lowland villages, we reach Lama Hotel where we stop for the night. The next day we move to Langtang Valley and stay at the village. From the village Kyanjin gompa is a short walk where we stop for acclimatization and also schedule a hike to Tsergo Ri (4985m) whith stunning views of the Langtang massif. We then move to the Yala Base Camp and stay overnight at in a tent. The next day, we scale the Yala Peak, which requires rope and ice axe as support towards the end of the climb and return back to Kyanjin Gompa. We return back through the Lama Hotel and head on through a small Sherpa village to Khanjim. From here we move to Syabrubesi and take a bus to Kathmandu the next day.
Climbing Yala Peak along with Langtang Trek is an easy yet rewarding trip. Langtang Valley Trek is a cultural trek which introduces to the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Yala Peak Climbing is an enthusiastic beginning and an introduction to climbing peaks for amateurs.
Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 2 :Preparation day for climbing permit & briefing
Day 3 :Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1450m), Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4 :Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2470m/6hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3330m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 6 :Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/3hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 7 :Acclimatization day, hike to Tsergo-Ri 4985m/6hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8 :Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp 4600m/6hrs, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9 :Summit to Yala Peak 5500m and back to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/8hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10 :Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2470m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Khanjim 2235m/5hrs via Sherpa Gaon, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 12 :Trek from Khanjim to Syabrubesi 1467m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 13 :Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 14 :Final Departure or onward for your next program
Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
Day 2 :Preparation day for climbing permit & briefingAfter breakfast, you will be introduced with the trek leader/guide at the hotel. This pre-trip meeting is for briefings on the trek and other necessary details. Please bring along your passport and three passport sized photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy. You can use your free time to rest or explore around for some last minute shopping.
Day 3 :Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1450m), Stay overnight at hotel. An early morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around eight hours and passes through rural lowland villages where you can observe the procession of an ordinary day. Scenic views of mountains and stretches of rolling hills also accompany you. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 4 :Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2470m/6hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.The trek to Lama Hotel is mostly along the Langtang River. After crossing a suspension bridge, we pass a stream. The walk continues along forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron and other alpine trees. It’s an easy walk despite the wavy nature of the trail. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 5 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3330m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.After breakfast, we move on through a trail along dense forests that ascends to Ghora Tabela. Views of Langtang Ri and the Langtang Village are magnificent from here. As we move to the Langtang Village, prayer flags, chortens and water mills welcome us. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 6 :Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/3hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.Leaving the village after breakfast, we move on through high pasture lands where yaks graze. Walking alongside the mani walls and across wooden bridges, the gain in elevation can be felt with the thinning air as we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 7 :Acclimatization day, hike to Tsergo-Ri 4985m/6hrs, Stay overnight at hotel. It’s a day set for acclimatization. Sitting idle is not recommended though, and a hike to Tsergo Ri is scheduled in the morning. Incredible views of Langtang range meets the eyes at the elevation. After returning back, you can explore around Kyanjing Gompa which is the last settlement area for some days.
Day 8 :Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp 4600m/6hrs, Stay overnight at tented camp.Along the rocky glacier paths, the walk today takes us to Yala Base Camp. Though the walk is a cautionary and rather difficult, the base camp offers astounding views of many peaks including the Yala, Tserko Ri and Naya Kanga. At the base camp. We set our tents and prepare for the next day’s summit. The guides will brief you on the peak and its sections along with basic trainings on the use of climbing gears. Overnight stay in a camp.
Day 9 :Summit to Yala Peak 5500m and back to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/8hrs, Stay overnight at hotel. We start the climb early in the morning. The peak is not a very technical climb and can be easily accomplished by beginners. From the top, panoramic views of Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung, among many others form a wonderful array. We head back to the base camp and descent all the way to Kyanjin Gompa where we stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 10 :Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2470m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.We first descend to Kyanjin Gomp where we take our lunch, and descend further the same trail that we came from. The pleasant walk downhill through rhododendron forests leads to the Lama Hotel where we rest for the night. As we lose altitude, the air thickens up and eases our body functions. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 11 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Khanjim 2235m/5hrs via Sherpa Gaon, Stay overnight at hotel. It’s a mostly downhill trail from Lama Hotel to Khanjim which takes around five hours of walking. The walk is easing as we are losing altitude. We pass through Sherpa Gaon where we take a rest and observe the local lifestyle before descending to Khanjim. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 12 :Trek from Khanjim to Syabrubesi 1467m/5hrs, Stay overnight at hotel.Today we walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests while crossing a few rivers on suspension bridges. This is an easy walk and quite pleasant as well after the strenuous journey we accomplished. The day also marks the end of our trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 :Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus and transfer to Hotel.It’s an early morning drive back to Kathmandu. The scenic drive also serves as a relaxation from the long walks. Back in Kathmandu, Green Valley Nepal Treks celebrates the successful accomplishment of the journey through a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 14 :Final Departure or onward for your next programDeparture from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.
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